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$20.5 million in awards funding was disbursed by the Student Awards and Scholarships Office in 2020-21

Received $105.5 million in research income during the 2019-20 fiscal year

11 varsity teams and 34 competitive club sports 

95.1% of Ryerson graduates were employed two years after graduation 


100+ undergraduate and graduate programs

40+ campus buildings located in the heart of downtown Toronto

Our faculties at a glance

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Faculty of Arts

  • Home to Canada's first Indigenous-led policy and governance think tank, the Yellowhead Institute, external link
  • Home to vibrant, groundbreaking research centres and over $18M in research grants across the Faculty
  • Holds 13 career-focused undergraduate programs with internship, enriched experiential learning, and innovative co-op options at organizations such as the BMO, Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the City of Toronto, and Statistics Canada
  • Offering 10 graduate programs with enriched experiential learning, research opportunities and clinical placements
  • Faculty and students produce over 300 publications annually
  • A leader in democratic engagement and social justice including the Democratic Engagement Exchange, the Jarislowsky Democracy Chair the Unifor Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, the Young Worker Rights Hub, and Canada's first Women in the House credit course
  • Will begin offering courses for one of Canada's few Black Studies minors in Fall 2022

I needed to find a program that allowed me to craft my own academic path, and find my passion along the way. My interdisciplinary education has helped me grow into a well-rounded individual, with diverse skills, capable of adapting to any situation."

Tea Forenbacher, BA'16 (Arts & Contemporary Studies)

"Our innovative programs and centres of research reflect social, political, and economic trends locally, nationally, and internationally."

Pamela Sugiman, Dean, Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Community Services

  • The Faculty of Community Services (FCS) propels positive and enduring change.
  • Students develop practical knowledge and skills through classroom learning, internships, field placements, co-op, virtual simulations, research projects, online activities, immersive virtual reality (VR) and other experiential learning opportunities.
  • These hands-on experiences deepen their understanding of the health sciences and community services fields and prepare them for professional practice.
  • Working under the guidance of professors, instructors, and preceptors, students become highly knowledgeable professionals prepared to enhance the quality of life of individuals, families and communities.
  • The award-winning Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex, new home to the School of Nutrition, the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, the Midwifery Education Program, and the School of Occupational and Public Health, boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including simulation labs and clinical experience suites 
Three midwifery students walking down hallway

Did you know? Some programs in the Faculty of Community Services use immersive virtual reality simulations to provide innovative learning opportunities for students.

"FCS delivers knowledge and skills that are acutely relevant in our changing society. We do so with our hearts, focusing on social injustice; our heads, engaging in research that draws on knowledge from local and global traditions; and our hands, focusing on experiential learning that reflects the diversity of lived experiences in our communities."

Kiaras Gharabaghi, Dean, Faculty of Community Services

The Creative School (formerly the Faculty of Communication and Design)

  • School of Fashion is rated #1 in Canada by Business of Fashion (2019) and recognized as an educational leader in a 2021 Forbes, external link top-tier list of the best fashion schools shaping the future of the fashion industry
  • School of Interior Design named one of AZURE magazine’s top-ranked interior design schools in the world
  • School of Performance rated among Top 20 Canadian Acting Schools by Casting Workbook (2021) based on extensive review of public ratings & curriculum, media analysis, and expert consultation
  • Global Campus Studio, a new transdisciplinary course allows students in Canada to co-create in real-time with international students on creative projects using digital communication tools
  • Launched three new academic programs in 2020 set to revolutionize the creative sector and bridge academia and industry: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Music, Masters of Fine Arts in Scriptwriting and PhD in Media and Design Innovation 
  • Home to three innovation hubs dedicated to creative, scholarly and research based pursuits: The Catalyst; The Innovation Studio; and The Design + Technology Lab
  • Holds impressive partnerships with Google, Facebook, Universal Music and Cirque du Soleil

"Combining state-of-the-art tech with creative inspiration, our tight-knit but global community is pushing the boundaries of creative exploration on a global scale, in every part of the world. We empower students to become the creative leaders of tomorrow."

Charles Falzon, Dean, The Creative School

"I fell in love with the creative industries (both from an artistic perspective as well as a business one) and my program really allowed me to hone my skills in negotiation, pitching, writing, and finance."

Torri Webster, Exploring creative careers with Torri Webster (Toronto Star)

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

  • Ranked 5th in Canada for engineering research citation impact by US News & World Report (2018)
  • Houses Canada’s first university-based smart-grid laboratory dedicated to alternative energy research (partnership with Schneider Electric)
  • Holds 250 active research partnerships with organizations such as St. Michael's Hospital and Toronto Hydro
  • Home to over 40 award-winning student groups and teams, such as the Ryerson International Hyperloop Team, which offer the chance to travel to destinations in Canada and around the globe, meet new people, and compete against other schools
Two engineering students

"Society is looking to engineers and architects for leadership, and it’s the responsibility of universities to prepare them to lead."

Dr. Thomas A. Duever, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
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Lincoln Alexander School of Law 

  • Committed to making the legal profession more diverse as it pertains to backgrounds and perspectives
  • Program designed to expand access to justice for underrepresented communities, ensuring that high-calibre legal services are available to all
  • Students are equipped with the ability to examine the effects of technology on society and to harness it to strengthen the legal system
  • Professional skills training is woven into the academic program so graduates are not required to article to be licensed as lawyers
  • Professional placements beyond traditional legal contexts will enable graduates to navigate diverse paths to practice and to innovate the legal profession itself

"We will cultivate our students’ talents and encourage a culture of advocacy and adventurousness. Social justice will be our touchstone as we educate our students to be innovators and leaders in a rapidly evolving legal landscape. "

Donna E. Young, Dean, Faculty of Law

Faculty of Science

  • Over 87% of Faculty of Science graduates were employed 6 months after graduation (2017)
  • Ryerson is one of the few universities with optional co-op streams in each of its science programs. Co-op students can earn over $7,000 per term
  • Science co-op programs have a work term success rate average of 81% (2019)
  • The Faculty of Science has received $7.7 million in overall external research funding (2020)
  • Offers a variety of co-op options at organizations such as Royal Bank of Canada, Sick Kids Hospital, Google, and the Ministry of Agriculture
A scientist measuring liquid in a beaker.

“The professors here love talking with students. Thanks to Ryerson’s culture of support, I’ve attended conferences, researched coral reefs in Mexico, and explored my career options."

Jacklyn Cunningham, Biology '20

"Whether it’s exploring artificial intelligence, the beauty of geometry, microbubbles as medical treatments, or our precious water supply, our faculty, researchers and students are curious and exploratory."

David Cramb, Dean, Faculty of Science
Ted Rogers School of Management

Ted Rogers School of Management

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) program ranked #1 in Canada, MBA program ranked #3 in Canada for integrating sustainability knowledge and skills into business education by Corporate Knights Better World Ranking (2020)
  • The Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) received $7.7 million in external research funding (2021)
  • 75+ articles published in high ranking journals (2020) 
  • 90% of co-op students within TRSM received a full-time job offer before graduation (2019)
  • Co-op placements include Adidas Group, OMERS, Boston Consulting Group, and PepsiCo
  • Ted Rogers MBA ranked #4 worldwide and #1 in Canada for collaboration by Bloomberg Businessweek (2019)
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) program ranked #1 in Canada and #7 in the world for research by QS World University Rankings (2022)

"We are shaping diverse global leaders through experiential education that is practical, innovative and socially conscious."

Ted Rogers School of Management, Mission and Vision

"Throughout this experience I have been able to expand my knowledge of the nonprofit industry, and gain event planning, management and execution skills that I did not previously have."

Elissa Armstrong, Global Management Studies '20

The Chang School of Continuing Education

  • 94% of all students would recommend The Chang School
  • Canada’s leader in online education with approximately 70,000 enrolments each year
  • 1,500+ courses offered, with 70% of courses degree credit
  • Holds partnerships with professional associations, societies and institutes in such diverse areas as international trade, banking and finance, community services, management, and engineering and applied science

"We believe that it is our responsibility to help prepare learners for the changing needs of Canada’s labour market. Our strong connections with industry allow us to anticipate the skills that employers demand of current and future employees."

Gary Hepburn, Dean, The Chang School

Yeates School of Graduate Studies

  • Houses exclusive graduate programs: Aerospace Design Management, Documentary Media, Fashion, Film & Photography Preservation and Collections Management, Media & Design Innovation, Master of Health Administration (Community Care), Urban Health
  • Received $5.3M in federal and provincial scholarship support (2020-21)
  • Experienced a 63.5% increase in research funding, first among comprehensive universities (2018-19)

"Together, our graduate community is rising to the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary world."

Dr. Cory Searcy, Vice-Provost and Dean, Yeates School of Graduate Studies

"...Because I was exposed to such an interdisciplinary perspective at Ryerson, it made me feel that if I didn't feel satisfied with what I saw out in the world, that it was okay to go out there and dream something of my own into being."

Shay Erlich, Child and Youth MA graduate

Header photo credit: Alyssa K. Faoro